With all of the flowers blooming, springtime generally brings with it the promise of life. But a particular purple one takes its sweet time to flower, but boy is it gorgeous when it does. If you love all things soothing, aromatic, and free, this lavender festival in Washington is the place to be this summer.
Olympic Peninsula's sunny Sequim turns into a purple paradise and celebrates the Sequim Lavender Festival from July 17 through July 19, 2020. It's reportedly the largest lavender fest in the country too.
The rolling farms are open to the public for free and you're even invited to bring a picnic to lunch in the fragrant fields!
You can expect live music, 150 craft vendors, delicious eats, and local beers and vino to sip on at Carrie Blake Park. This year, they'll also be selling blackberry lavender wine, you guys. And we presume it's exactly as yum as it sounds.
The Sequim-Dungeness region is home to a whopping 110,000 of these lilac posies. So if you don't know where to start your tour, here's a hint.
A spokesperson for the event told Narcity that one of the largest farms in the region is Graysmarsh Berry & Lavender Farms.
Other fan favorites include Nelson Duckpond & Lavender Farm and Kitty B's Lavender Farm.
All of them are free to explore and offer u-pick activities so you can make your own bouquets for as little as $5.
Their motto is "dogs are people too" so you can bring your pooch along on a leash to any of these farms.
Over 40,000 people make their way from across the country to this town for a chance to bask in the grape-colored glory and to buy everything from organic lavender dressings to lotions, spritzers, and essential oils directly from the farms.
So there's never a better time to start planning out your summers, like now.
Sequim Lavender Festival
When: July 17, 18 and 19, 2020
Address: 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim, WA
Why You Need To Go: You won't just get the prettiest pictures, but you can take home some of the freshest fares made with lavender.
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